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Lot Number: 106
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GEORGE WASHINGTON “BARBEDIENNE” Bronze Bust Paris Foundry After Sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon c. 1870

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c. 1870 19th Century, Bronze Bust of George Washington by F. Barbedienne Foundry (Paris), measuring 6" wide 4.75" deep 11.25" high and mounted on a 4” base, Choice Extremely Fine to Near Mint.

A handsome, well executed Bronze, after a work by French neoclassical sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon. Bronze busts of George Washington are scarce and popular. BARBEDIENNE BRONZE BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. Late 19th century, cast after a model by Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741-1828), verso of base incised “F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR” on the reverse lower bust portion and Stamped with “A. COLLAS BREVET RDUCTION MCANIQUE” with portrait circular Seal at lower right. Overall Bust height measures 11.25 inches (28.2 cm) and is mounted on a 4” high x 4.5” square (at top) base. This is a true collectors piece and an extremely well-done model. We note a New York City dealer offering a larger 21” high version online, being offered at $35,000 retail. This smaller version is highly attractive with a lovely even patina and in choice condition for display.
Lot Number: 106
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